Japan Display (JDI) has recently announced the development of a flexible display. Aptly named it Full Active Flex display panel. Basically this form of screen that uses a plastic substrate for the both sides of the liquid crystal layer, allowing the display to to easily form curved shapes and avoid cracking when the display is dropped. So at this moment they are working on 5.5in HD screen along with support 500cd / m2 brightness, 60Hz refresh rate and 1500: 1 contrast ratio.
However, JDI has lowered the frequency at which the screen gets refreshed and the refresh rate is only 15 cycles in a second. All thanks to this breakthrough, JDI has been able to achieve ‘a significant reduce of power consumption’ that augurs well for future-gen phones which will deploy this panel.
‘With FULL ACTIVE FLEX it’s so possible to form curved shapes by just utilizing the flexibility, and thus it’ll really help to increase the degrees of freedom in phone design. Also, using plastic substrates instead of glass, it’s possible to prevent cracking from the occurring when display is dropped’, said JDI.
Likewise Japan Display allege that their tech Full Active Flex supports normal 60Hz driving scheme but it supports a driving scheme as low as 15Hz. In simple words this gives opportunity for the significant reduction of power consumption for smartphones.
Full Active Flex Specs:
- Display size 5-inch
- Number of pixels 1080(xRGB)×1920 Full-HD
- Resolution density 401ppi
- LCD driving frequency 60Hz/30Hz/15Hz
- LCD mode Photo-Alignment IPS (IPS-NEOTM)
- Surface luminance 500cd/m2 (Typ.)
- Contrast ratio 1500:1 (Typ.)
At this moment we have information that Japan Display Inc. is planning to start mass production of this display in 2018. And last they also announced that they are interested to adopt this kind of technology not only for smartphones but also for laptops, notebooks, and other products as well.